We sang this lovely song in the church where hubby was preaching this morning. It was so nice to sing it with an almost full congregation. Makes the singing so much easier you know? 🙂
The tune sung below is the one I am most comfortable with.
Consecrated, Lord, to Thee.
Take my moments and my days,
Let them flow in endless praise.
This hymn was written by Frances Havergal. She was the daughter of a minister and was a devoted christian lady all her life. Her desire was for people to know the Lord, and loved using her ability to write to create literature and poetry to encourage people’s hearts toward the Lord. She struggled with poor health all her life, but that didn’t stop her from living an active life. She started writing poetry at age 7, and spent time memorizing scripture – the psalms, most of the New Testament and more. She knew many different languages and was in demand as a soloist and pianist. Her poetry was infused with prayer. She died age 42.
This version was quite different but I thought you might enjoy it as I did. 🙂
The immediate story of this particular hymn.
I went for a little visit of five days (to Areley House). There were
ten persons in the house, some unconverted and long prayed for, some
converted, but not rejoicing Christians. He gave me the prayer, Lord, give me all in this house! And He just did.
Before I left the house every one had got a blessing. The last night of
my visit after I had retired, the governess asked me to go to the two
daughters. They were crying, &c.; then and there both of them
trusted and rejoiced; it was nearly midnight. I was too happy to sleep,
and passed most of the night in praise and renewal of my own
consecration; and these little couplets formed themselves, and chimed in
my heart one after another till they finished with Ever, Only, ALL for Thee!
Havergal Manuscripts (source)
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